Rev Lorenzo Lyons

Rev Lorenzo Lyons

Birth
Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Oct 1886 (aged 79)
Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID 16328512 · View Source
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Lorenzo Lyons or "Makua Laiana" was born in Colrain, Franklin Co., Mass., April 18, 1807.
Ordained as a Congregationalist minister at Auburn Seminary, Sept. 20, 1831, he embarked from New Bedford, Ma. Nov. 26, 1831, arriving in the South Kohala district (Waimea) of the island of Hawaii in 1832.

He spent the remainder of his life dedicated to the native Hawaiians. He was fluent in the Hawaiian language and composed many poems and hymns; his best known and beloved work is the hymn "Hawai'i Aloha" sung to the tune of "I Left it All With Jesus."
His Waimea parish eventually included the districts of Kohala and Hamakua, making it the largest mission station in Hawai'i.

During his tenure, Lyons was responsible for the erection of fourteen churches. He was district postmaster from 1858 until his death in 1886.
He married, first, at Elbridge,NY on Sep 4,1831, Betsey Curtis.
He married, second, at Hilo,HI on Jul 14,1848, Lucia Smith.


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  • Created by: Tania
  • Added: 25 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16328512
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Lorenzo Lyons (18 Apr 1807–6 Oct 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16328512, citing Imiola Church Cemetery, Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Tania (contributor 46792742) .